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Star's sons do second triple-team song

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer
Imeru Tafari
Garnett Silk Jr
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The offspring of three reggae stalwarts are once again uniting to create a single that they hope will help catapult their careers. Imeru Tafari (Queen Ifrika's son), Sizzla Kalonji's son Meleeku, and Garnett Silk Jnr are in the process of making a follow-up on their collaboration Reparation, which was released almost a year ago.

"It is in the making. Is a serious thing, whe we want fi do all video," Imeru Tafari said, preferring not to reveal the new song's name. Describing his style of music as strictly spiritual and aimed at uplifting the lost youth in Jamaica and across the world, Tafari hopes the upcoming release will build on the positive feedback that Reparation received. "We have even received feedback from California. I think that there is a university there that is really into the song. A Sizzla son did mek me know say Reparation booming inna dat side a di world and the Rasta settlements," he told The Gleaner.

He said that Reparation came about while the three of them were doing tributes to their parents. "The energies just connect. You know as Rasta youths growing up inna Rasta families, we just connect in that spiritual way," he explained.

Imeru Tafari, who turns 25 later this year, first appeared on the Rebel Salute festival, held annually in January, in 2010, which he considers his official music debut. Imeru is the grandson of enduring singer Derrick Morgan, whose ska song Forward March was one of Jamaica's Independence music markers in 1962.

"Overall, mi love music from mi a likkle yute, Mi father was a famous dancer from back in the day, Skankin Dread. Him dance with Dennis Brown, Ninja Man and Super Cat performing," he said. However, he was never pressured into doing music. "Maybe the pressure woulda come from the butterflies mi feel before mi go on stage," Tafari, who performed on Reggae Sumfest 2018 in Montego Bay, told The Gleaner.

"Pon a regular basis, mi parents well supportive. A dem train mi inna every way, and anything weh mi a falter wid, dem deh deh fi help mi up and dus' mi off," he added.